Sermons from December 2017

Sermons from December 2017

Your Identity in Christ

There’s a tendency for us as Christians to hide the things we’re struggling with, especially the sins that are often considered to be particularly “bad.” In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Paul mentions many “bad” sins that these Christians had formerly practiced: sexual immorality, idolatry, homosexual practices, theft, drunkenness, etc. Many of these are considered taboo . . . more so than other sins. We often handle these sorts of sins differently than other sins, so it becomes okay to struggle with…

Immanuel: God With Us

Text: Matthew 1:18-25  18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,…

The Glory of God

Brief thoughts about the text/sermon: “Glory, hallelujah!!!” “Lord, just help us to bring you glory.” “We all sin and fall short of your glory.” “When the Lord comes in all his glory . . .” “Glory” is a word that’s all over Scripture—and it’s a word we use fairly often, especially in church—but its meaning is a bit nebulous and confusing. When God’s “glory” appears, what does that look like? If we bring him “glory,” what does that mean? What…